childhood and teen years
- Peggy Lee was born originally as Norma Doloris Egstrom, in Jamestown, North Dakota On May 26, 1920.
- At age four, Peggy's mother died. Leaving her with her alcoholic father and abusive stepmother.
- Peggy was interested mostly in jazz, and slow music.
- In 1941, while singing on local radio in Fargo, one of the broadcasters suggested she changed her name to Peggy Lee.
- After hearing her preform, Peggy's bigbreak came when Benny Goodman hired her to sing with his band.
- After graduating high school, she made an unsuccessful attempt to establish herself in hollywood.
- After a while of supporting herself as a waitress, she returned to North Dakota.
- At this time, Peggy was moving around often, which took her career a little bit more farther.
- And this, took her back to california.
near fatal deaths
- 1976: Peggy had a near-fatal fall.
- 1998: stroke and diabetes.
- Peggy died January 22, 2002, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California. Peggy is buried at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles.
Facts about Peggy Lee.
- Peggy has a rose named after her, The "Peggy Lee" rose is pink with a touch of red.
- She voiced four different characters in Lady and the Tramp: Darling, Peg, and both siamese cats.
- Peggy had pneumonia when she had her daughter Nicki.
- Ranked #93 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.
- Peggy Lee's last words was "Virginia doesnt come 'til Thursday"
- Inducted in songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999
PEGGY LEE - Why Don't You Do Right? (1942) [HD 1080p] [Best Quality]